May 21, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Primary Recruiter Arrested In Solstice Wellness Sting

Federal officials have arrested the last suspect in the Solstice Wellness million dollar Medicare fraud scheme, where patients were allegedly recruited and received cash kickbacks for services either not rendered or medically unnecessary. More...

Beaten, Robbed on Boardwalk

Several teens were beaten and robbed of their cell phones on the boardwalk at Beach 84 Street on May 7, according to the father of one of the teen. More...

Budget Cuts Could Close Some Queens’ Libraries

Arverne And Broad Channel Libraries Threatened

Mayor Bloomberg’s budget ax could chop a quarter of the libraries in Queens, The Wave learned on Wednesday. More...

Smith To Teens: Stop Wearing ‘Sagging Pants’

State Senate President pro tempore Malcolm Smith, who represents Rockaway in the state body, is using $2,200 from his campaign fund to send a message to his saggy pants-wearing constituents in Queens: cut it out. More...

State Senate Focuses On Educating Teachers

The Senate Democratic Majority recently held a hearing on proposed changes to higher education criteria regarding the education of future teachers today, led by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman, Higher Education Committee) and Senator Suzi Oppe More...

Buildings Appoints Deputy Commissioner

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri has announced the appointment of Eugene J. More...

DEP Expands Eelgrass Pilot In Jamaica Bay

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today launched the second phase of the Eelgrass Restoration Project to help improve Jamaica Bay’s local ecosystem. More...

Education Program To Address Human Trafficking

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Carol A. More...

MTA Seeks To Cut Rockaway Summer Special Buses

You would not think that special bus runs to Rockaway on summer weekends could become controversial, but the runs, which require overtime payments for drivers, have become one centerpiece battle between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA More...

FR Man Busted For Heroin Possession In PA

A suspected Far Rockaway gang member and two other individuals were arrested last week after a high speed chase through a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb that resulted in police confiscating 350 bags of heroin, according to published reports. More...

Bayswater Point State Park Shackled By Paterson

Governor Paterson’s plan to close a number of state parks as part of his budget-cutting plan has come to Rockaway. More...

Massive Response To EDP Who Threatened Mother

Officers from the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit suit up to take positions around 54-22 Beach Channel Drive in the Ocean Bay Houses last Monday, when an emotionally disturbed man barricaded More...

Cops Seek Missing Arverne Man

Detectives from the NYPD’s 100 Precinct are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 21-year-old man, Orlando Lawrence , who was last seen in the vicinity of 63-18 Beach Ch More...

Weiner: Shut Down Shady Gold Dealer

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City Council Regulates Process Servers

Earlier this month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law new restrictions on how process servers do business in New York City. “Process servers deliver legal papers to people who are being sued. More...

Bidders Unsure About Competing For Aqueduct Racino

Given the past political nature of the process, several bidders who waded into past bidding for the chance to run the lucrative gambling Racino at Aqueduct Racetrack are queasy about jumping into the water for a fifth time. More...

Schumer: Increase New York's Anti-Terror Funding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that New York City’s share of the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) went from 25 percent of the total funding pot in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010. More...


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